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Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
are finding security a lot tighter for flights to the united states. new security measures are now in effect in 14 countries. jana choi has the latest from newarck airport. >> reporter: pat downs, full body scans and full checks of luggage. travelers from 14 countries are encountering new tougher security screening for flights to the united states. >> it's difficult. but we have to do it. >> reporter: in newarck passengers on international flights say security was very tight every step of the way. >> if they went through all of the carry on suitcases, everything was opened up. and they did pat us down, they were very thorough. >> reporter: the new measures after an attempt to blow up a plane on christmas day. there's new concerns, a man was seen coming in through an emergency exit, never being checked. airport security will be among the first order orders of business when president obama returns to work. >> the transportation security administration outlined the new security rules in a directive sent to airlines sunday. >>> a washington, d.c. couple shocked the nation after getting into a s
Jan 26, 2010 6:09pm EST
batteries to make sure that plant is the most productive plant in the united states of america. >> reporter: the money will go toward a new facility that will build electric motors to be used in hybrid and electric cars and trucks. >> this is the first facility here in the entire country to make these electric motors. >> the expanse of this -- expansion of this plant will generate a significant influx of income and jobs in the greater baltimore area. >> reporter: allison says 200 people will be added to their staff. and the announcement ensures current employees job security. >> being a gm employee for as long as i have, this is actually new. and as they indicated, you went from having jobs that were in mexico, well, potentially in mexico, now they're coming to us here in maryland. >> reporter: the plant first went green by manufacturing hybrid transmissions. >> this is a big announcement for maryland. and potentially a big announcement for our country. because this is the next generation of electric ride motors for automobiles. >> reporter: in addition to the 200 jobs created here in in ma
Jan 11, 2010 6:00pm EST
kidney disease in the united states, where over 20 million people have kidney problems or decreased kidney function. so i think the burden is on us to look at all of the potential factors that might contribute to this. >> the researchers say the study points to more kidney trouble for the nation down the road. as children get older, they face additional risk factors for things like high blood pressure and diabetes. >> it can also come from pottery, jewelry, soil, and drinking water in older communities. >>> well, bob turk has one word in his vocabulary we like. it's warmer. >> tad warmer will be visiting us. >> we love that man. >> by wednesday and by friday, it may be much warmer. that's has brother. [ laughter ] >>> winds are dead calm. barometer holding steady. come back and look at a few flurries around the region after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i calculate my own payroll. it works... pretty well. right, guys? announcer: there's an easier way. do your payroll with intuit online payroll. just enter employee hours. it calculates all the taxes and creates paychecks. get a 30-day fre
Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
earlier, the chill of the aic chill is really-- aic chill is really gone from the united states. right here, only a few clouds. nothing on the radar scan. temperature now has dropped to 40. we got up to 50 degrees, a little after 3:30 this afternoon. this is the warmest day we've had so far this entire year. tim has a look at some of the national temperatures. and you can clearly see that the really cold, arctic air has gone away. tim? >> reporter: definitely, the national temperatures tell the story. what we have been dealing with and what is to come. let's take a look and give you an idea of where the temperatures appear to be cold. up toward the north dakota- south dakota, over toward montana. really, that is about a 50- degree swing in temperatures from where they were in the negative 20-degree range. now they're up and the temperatures down toward the south look near dallas at 52. 57 down near new orleans. than area is coming -- air can s coming in our direction. while we're looking at temperatures in the 40s today, we'll be closer to about 50 for tomorrow and the next two days. t
Jan 19, 2010 6:00pm EST
in haiti. the u.n. and the united states are sending more troops to haiti to aid in restoring order. u.s. officials are trying to put down the outburst of violence that has slowed the distribution of aid. an estimated 200,000 people have died in the week after the earthquake struck. and there are 10s of thousands of people who have been injured. >>> and some of those victims will be sent to the usns comfort, the hospital ship, based in baltimore. scott broom is aboard the comfort and reports for wjz. drills are under way to make sure everything is ready to go. >>> i'm scott broom on the u.s. naval hospital ship, comfort. we're closing in on haiti now. and as we get closer and within the 100-mile range of the medivac choppers here, we're expecting the immediate transfer of patients to the ship. that could come as early as this evening. >> reporter: those first haitians are likely to come from the aircraft carrier charles vinson. today, we have the last of the most intense of the drills to get ready. all of this is going on, as many of the senior commanders are acutely aware that the com
Jan 21, 2010 6:00pm EST
camped out overnight, hoping $50 or $100 from relatives in the united states would be here, waiting for them. rob morrison, wjz eyewitness news. >> among those who live in the earthquake, a north baltimore man, who arrived less than 24 hours ago. he tells his story only to wjz. eyewitness news is live from his neighborhood. and weijia jiang has more from the victim's firsthand account. >> baby, i love you! >> reporter: exactly one week ago, the phone was the only way she connected with her husband who had been in haiti since mid- december. >> and i don't think i will stop worrying until he gets home. >> reporter: he came home to baltimore, on wednesday night. then dozens of people surprised baratte at his house. but the day after, when the visitors have gone, was too much time to think on his own, baratte only hears the screams. >> everybody out there, crying, screaming "why, god, why?" you see all of the nightmare. you see kids crying, babies. >> reporter: it was the haitian's first trip back to haiti in 21 years. >> everything was shaken. >> reporter: barati took more than 700 pic
Jan 27, 2010 6:00pm EST
of receiving such communication as the president of the united states shall be pleased to make. and with that, president obama will deliver his first state of the union address. it will focus largely on the number-one issue on the minds of so many americans: jobs and the economy. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, he's got their attention. people want action, so what is
Jan 8, 2010 6:00pm EST
the entire eastern half of the united states. and that would be with us all weekend long. the breeze would eventually die down late tomorrow night and sunday. lots of sunshine around here. and temperatures, 20s to the low 30s is about as warm as we'll get. on the bay tomorrow, winds can gust in the afternoons, highs as high as 25 knots or so. small craft advisory through sunday afternoon. tonight, then, it's going to be cold. upper teens. some areas low to midteens. 19, officially at bwi, with clear to partly cloudy skies. a lot of sun. breezy. once again, no skating. that water and ice has to be at least 4 to six inches thick. >> just go to the rink. inside. >> has not been cold enough long enough. >>> still ahead. model murder. a gruesome case after a beautiful young woman is killed. her body set on fire in a dumpster. >>> president obama calling for more full body scanners at airports across the nation. bwi already has four of them. but are you comfortable going through one? i'm mary bubala, that story just ahead. >>> winter blast. record snow. record cold temperatures across much of th
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
up on wjz eyewitness news. even before a single slots parlor opens in the united states. there is talk of expansion and tweaking. the details coming up. >>> this is mark viviano. it's the ravens and the colts in the play-offs. and a reunion, as matt stover kicks against his former team. we'll hear from the former ranks kicker. and the washington wizards talk about lessons learned from the gilbert arenas arrest. that's ahead when eyewitness news continues. >>> it is 6:30. 46 degrees, a few clouds out there. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the pentagon has released a new report on the fort hood shooting spree that killed more than a dozen people in november. the bottom line, the military must make changes to prevent another attack. joel brown reports for wjz, the white house is demanding action. >> the u.s. military is not prepared to prevent attacks, like the mass shooting at fort hood in november. a pentagon review concludes, as many as eight midlevel officers could be disciplined for either overlooking or faili
Jan 28, 2010 6:19pm EST
at martin state airport. >> it does make you feel good about the sort of neighbors that we have in our state. the people that give of their time and talents to the air guards and that were able to deploy. >> in warm war -- war and peace. >> it is not clear how long the guard unit will be flying missions in and out of haiti. but they are prepared for 18- hour days. >>> half of the members of the baltimore city council are showing support for a bill that would significantly reduce the power of the mayor. the bill would amend the city charter to change the board of estimates which approves all expenses over $5,000. currently, the five-member board includes the mayor and two mayoral appointees. the point it s to cut from the board -- point is to cut from the board. >>> maryland-based mccormick and company is a global leader in spice making. and now, fortune magazine ranks it as one of the best companies to work for. the governor took a tour of the facility. >> reporter: the governor says the ranking is much more than an honor. he calls it a sign the state is overcoming the economic downturn fast
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